One of my big goals this year is to get our house as “ready” as possible. We still have almost no art on the walls and the walls aren’t painted; we’re dealing with a really basic and boring blank slate. We need art on the walls. We need it bad. A house never feels like a home when the walls are bare and since moving into our house I haven’t hung up anything because I want this house to be different.
Our last house (the one we rented that Ty and I still miss because we have so many wonderful memories of) was really neutral. The living room and dining room were yellow and the kitchen was green. All of the art I hung was complimentary to the wall colors. It had a really comfy and laid back vibe and I think I styled the rooms well. I don’t want a lot of neutral in this new house of ours. I want simple wall colors but I also want a lot of bright colors. Everywhere. They make me happy and this house is a huge accomplishment for us so we need to spice it up and make it a home.
The first step: some entry way wall art.
The tools: watercolor crayons, and old frame from Ikea, water, and a nail.
This was my first time using watercolor crayons. I was scurred. I am normally a mess when it comes to watercolor. I am not good at it. Never have been. These cheap-o crayons saved me. Seriously. This was fun! I just drew out shapes with the crayons. Wet them down with water and spread ’em out with a small brush. The darker I colored- the darker and more vivid the color. At first I only wanted a few triangles. I quickly changed my mind and decided to cover most of the paper.
I love the way this looks. It is so nice to look at when I walk in the door. The bright colors make me happy and while it is just one tiny 11×14 piece of art, it is a start to what I want our house to feel like.
(you can tell in the last picture how hideous our wall paint is. It is some sort of peachy-beigey-yellow frightfest)